The city's Can Assist has been given the green light to run the next two editions of the Griffith City2Lake Fun Run.
Griffith City Council voted to allow the organisation to hold the next two editions at Tuesday's council meeting after mayor John Dal Broi asked to amend the motion to allow Can Assist to organise the next two editions if the coronavirus pandemic forces the 2021 event to not go ahead.
"Hopefully it's all over and done and dusted by then," Councillor Dal Broi said.
"But we're seeing what's happened in Victoria - if by some chance the City to Lake cannot proceed next year, are you happy that we include two years from when they can actually have the event?"
The two councillors who moved the original motion - councillors Mike Neville and Christine Stead - agreed to the changes, paving the way for Can Assist to take charge of the next two editions of the event.
Can Assist had previously been involved with every edition since the run began in 2013 and had organised the 2019 and 2020 events.
Can Assist president Olga Forner wrote to council in March asking to permanently take over the organisation of the event, but council voted against this option in their April 28 meeting, opting to instead seek expressions of interest for the organisation of the event from not-for-profit charitable organisations in the Griffith area.
Mrs Forner said she was "on cloud nine" with the decision to extend Can Assist's involvement as it will mean all the funds raised will be going back into the local community.
"It not only brings us viability, it brings us a lot of fun and joy," Mrs Forner said.
"This is totally for our town, we are extremely grateful for the support of our community and the councillors for their support.
"We were very proud of what we've submitted [for the event] as we felt we would be facing some strong competition."
Can Assist were the only organisation to submit a complete expression of interest to council before applications closed on June 5.
The Australian Man Cave Support Group wrote to council indicating an interest in applying but no submission from the group was received.
The City2Lake event made up 36 per cent of Can Assist's income in 2019, with the 2019 and 2020 events raising a combined total of $140,000.
Mrs Forner said while full planning is yet to begin, the 2021 edition is planned to be held on March 14.
"I hope everyone in the community puts their running shoes on and get ready for next year's event," Mrs Forner said.
The event - generally held every March - sees walkers, runners and bikers make the nine kilometre trek from Jubilee Oval out to Lake Wyangan.